George L. Daikos; Vassiliki Syriopoulou; George Aperis; Christos Toubanakis; George Petrikkos; Maria Demonakos
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Daikos GL, Syriopoulou V, Aperis G, Toubanakis C, Petrikkos G, Demonakos M. Disseminated Aspergillosis Mimicking Hepatic Veno-Occlusive Disease. Ann Intern Med. 2005;143:315-316. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-143-4-200508160-00022
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2005;143(4):315-316.
TO THE EDITOR:
Background: The incidence of invasive aspergillosis is increasing in parallel with the number of immunosuppressed patients (1). Although Aspergillus is not known as a pathogen with liver tropism, 11% of patients who die of or with invasive aspergillosis have liver involvement (2). The clinical patterns of hepatic aspergillosis vary and depend on the extent of invasion and the anatomic site of the liver involved. To our knowledge, invasion of sinusoids by fungal hyphae resulting in a syndrome mimicking hepatic veno-occlusive disease has not been previously reported.
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